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post #4906 of 27496
Hi. Could anybody please let me know about use of boar's bristle in Edward Green shoes. Do they use that on all of their shoes or only 'Dover'? Many thanks.
post #4907 of 27496
I'd like some advice on shoesizing. I dont have too many dress-shoes so could anyone advice me what size fits me best generally in dress-shoes, I realise it differs between brands but whats best in most cases, a UK 7 or UK 8? My feet are about 26 cm. From those i tested I often find 41 a bit pinchy and 42 too big but I guess going with the smaller ones is the better option or? Will i manage to stretch them out so they fit me well? Best would be if a fellow 26 cm foot person could give me some advice.
post #4908 of 27496
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Originally Posted by Shigeru View Post
I'd like some advice on shoesizing. I dont have too many dress-shoes so could anyone advice me what size fits me best generally in dress-shoes, I realise it differs between brands but whats best in most cases, a UK 7 or UK 8? My feet are about 26 cm. From those i tested I often find 41 a bit pinchy and 42 too big but I guess going with the smaller ones is the better option or? Will i manage to stretch them out so they fit me well? Best would be if a fellow 26 cm foot person could give me some advice.
The equation for UK shoe size is listed here. To have those inches listed in centimeters you can also read here. I have a feeling you may not be measuring your foot right since 26cm is a size 6. When measuring, be meticulous. Measure it while wearing a thin sock by eye. Compare that measurement against drawing a line around you foot (pencil straight down) on paper. With the pencil method, subtract half a size to make up for the error caused by the pencil. If your foot is 26 centimeters, unless you're wearing some shoes that run quite small, size 8s should be slipping off of you. Remember, you shouldn't be able to get a finger behind your heel.
post #4909 of 27496
Okay, thats helpfull, I can usually get a finger down on size 8 (If useing a little bit of force). I measured my foot using a ruler against a wall standing on it so it should be pretty accurate. I guess I will go with 7's from now on then.
post #4910 of 27496
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post
How many you actually condition the leather soles of your shoes when you condition the rest of it?

I do but only occasionally (like every 4-6 months) or when the soles looks like they are drying out and might start cracking if I didn't give them some attention. I don't use very much product and make sure I leave plenty of time (a couple of days) before I wear the shoes again.
post #4911 of 27496
Is this sleeve too short? If it is (and provided there's enough fabric) can a good tailor let it out?
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post #4912 of 27496
How do you tell suits from the precursor to the Calvin Klein Collection label? I got one recently, gray/blue microcheck, Saks 5th label, "Calvin Klein/Made in France" label; black with white text. Pants have no belt loops, for whatever that is worth.

Is this just a white label with a black label? Or is it a 'real' black label, or is there any way to tell?
post #4913 of 27496
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The shoulders on one of my suits are wrinkled. Can these be pressed out? I've never worn the suit


Sometimes this goes away when you actually put the jacket on vs. on the hanger. If it doesn't, you need a tailor to fix it.
post #4914 of 27496
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Originally Posted by Baverso View Post
Is this sleeve too short? If it is (and provided there's enough fabric) can a good tailor let it out?

If your dress shirt reaches where it should on your wrist, looks like you'll be showing at least an inch of cuff. Look to see how much fabric is folder under. Lengthening is easy enough - but if you let it out more than an 1/2", you'll have to consider moving buttons.
post #4915 of 27496
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post
The shoulders on one of my suits are wrinkled. Can these be pressed out? I've never worn the suit


I assume that the side with the wrinkles is the rear of the shoulder seam? The back is usually eased into the shoulder seam and the extra length is pressed out. Here it looks like something went wrong, either too much has been eased in or it hasn't been pressed properly. You could try pressing it yourself, use steam to try to shrink out the excess length, but don't press more than 2" onto the back since you don't want to shrink out the fullness over the shoulder blades. If this doesn't work then, as teddieriley says, you'll need a tailor to open the seam and resew it.
post #4916 of 27496
Does anyone know the histories behind continuous lap and buttoned slits on sleeves?
post #4917 of 27496
Is it too '90s' to wear a t-shirt under a shirt (for example a checkered lumberjack shirt)?
post #4918 of 27496
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Originally Posted by Hoodyy View Post
Is it too '90s' to wear a t-shirt under a shirt (for example a checkered lumberjack shirt)?

Oh I wouldn't worry about the undershirt

post #4919 of 27496
Could this jacket be worn as a 3 roll 2?
post #4920 of 27496
I want to buy a quality slim fit Sea Island white shirt (Turnbull & Asser: http://store.turnbullandasser.co.uk/...ity_Shirt.html
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I'm a 37" chest, 15.5" collar.

Can a tailor modify the shirt accordingly?

If not, any UK options?


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